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    How to Write and Publish a Short Story

    World renowned novelist Stephen King once said, “A short story is like a kiss in the dark, from a stranger.” Irrespective of the profession, it always helps to start small, and in the case of budding authors, a short story could catalyse a potential bestselling novel. Then again, writing a short story poses its own ...
    9 Questions To Ask Before Using Copyrighted Material

    9 Questions To Ask Before Using Copyrighted Material 1

    Everyone knows the secret of creative ideation and writing; ideas don’t just pop out of your head, they formulate out of inspiration. Inspiration can come from anywhere and at any time, and once you get inspired, your writing prowess will take center stage. At certain instances, while you are writing the story, you may want ...
    42 Mind-Blowing Facts About The Book Publishing Industry

    42 Mind-Blowing Facts About The Book Publishing Industry 1

    The book publishing industry has been around for generations, constantly pulling out some of the world’s finest reads. From old-school scriptures to new-age digital ink, the methods of publishing have evolved and so have the many writing tools. Along the way, the book publishing industry has produced some of the wackiest, funniest, coolest and most ...

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    Book Cover Design Trends 2017

    Book Cover Design Trends 2017

    Everyone knows the old saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover”. While the quote is a metaphor that relates to human emotions, it doesn’t work too well in a literal sense. A book, regardless of how well-written it could be, will never be read unless it attracts a reader’s attention. Book cover designs have ...

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    Seven Things One Should Know About Self-Publishing

    Seven Things One Should Know About Self-Publishing

    This activity is a bucket list staple. Most people hope to achieve this at some point in their lives. Statistics show that 80% of people in the USA want to write a book, but only a tiny fraction of them actually write one. Becoming a published writer seems to be the dream that most of ...
    How much will it cost to publish a book

    How much will it cost to publish a book

    Publishing a book these days can be easy. What you don’t know is, it can also be easily expensive. Publishing a book can cost you more than you can handle, if you aren’t careful. But first of all, how do you know what constitutes as a ‘cost’. Apart from the money you directly spend, there’s also your ...

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    How to Convert Your Book into an Ebook: Useful Conversion Tools and Apps

    How to Convert Your Book into an Ebook: Useful Conversion Tools and Apps

      No matter the generation gap, reading remains to be a habit that is timeless. Perhaps, the one thing that has changed, or is slowly changing with time, is the way people are reading books. The classic paperback or hard-cover version of books continues to have a steady interest among avid readers, but for a ...

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    Know How to Format your Manuscript

    Know How to Format your Manuscript

    Recently, I happened to be part of an unofficial meet comprising of editors and typesetters. We meet frequently to discuss the hurdles editors, typesetters, and any personnel from the operations face and try to come out with solutions from all perspectives. This time, when we met, there were a lot of issues discussed but one ...
    How to Self Publish a Book in India

    How to Self Publish a Book in India

    Writing a book is not an easy task. It involves one thing: Work. A lot of work goes behind writing a book, but that is just writing. Publishing & Distributing the book that you wrote is even harder. Finding a publisher, convincing them to publish your book, and if you are lucky your book gets ...

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    Five legal issues every author should be aware of

    Five legal issues every author should be aware of

    Publishing a book is not just about coming up with a storyline and writing a great story, there are more dimensions to this. There is an important domain that needs to be kept in mind while deciding to write a book – Legal issues. You might either go in for traditional publishing or self-publishing, as ...

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    What you need to know about Print-on-Demand

    What you need to know about Print-on-Demand

    You won’t call it unfair if I told you that technology is influencing everything it’s touching. Thanks to the rapid advancements due to consistent research and development in the publishing industry, several changes have set in and have changed the way books are published. And the result of one such tech advancement is the onset ...

    How to organize your manuscript

    A book is usually organized into Front Matter, Body Text, Back Matter and Cover Page. Some of them are mandatory and others are optional. In this post, we will look at some of the important elements in a book and see if you need to include them in your manuscript. There are other pages like ...
    Benefits of Self-Publishing Your Book

    Benefits of Self-Publishing Your Book

      Publishing a book on their own offers authors more opportunities and a wider array of options than ever before. Innovations such as e-book publishing and print-on-demand services have allowed authors promote their own books. Self-publishing is the hottest trend in books, as it provides creative thinkers and authors make their work known in a ...
    The Definitive Guide to Book Genres

    The Definitive Guide to Book Genres

    Everyone has a type. Be it people, music, movies or books. With music and books especially, the “my type” is more evident, which we call, the genre here. The genre is defined by Google as “A category of literary composition determined by the tone, technique, and content”. That is Google for you, but to simplify, ...

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    5 Book Cover Mistakes Every Indie Author Makes

    5 Book Cover Mistakes Every Indie Author Makes

    Okay, there’s no debating on this one – people do judge a book by its cover! If you’ve published a book already and wondering why your book hasn’t sold volumes in the market, most probably your cover was too bad to be picked up. Before readers could get to reading blurb, bio and table of ...

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    Infographic: How to become a successful author with Notion Press

    Infographic: How to become a successful author with Notion Press

    How to Choose the Right Size and Binding Type for your Book?

    How to Choose the Right Size and Binding Type for your Book?

    Choosing a size for your book is one of the many decisions you would take in the journey of self-publishing. The size you choose for your book plays an important role in creating an impact among your readers. If your book is big and too heavy, readers may find it difficult to hold it for ...
    All You Need to Know about ISBN

    All You Need to Know about ISBN

    Let’s start the post like one of the many posts out there ­– the abbreviation of ISBN. It stands for International Standard Book Number. In simple words, it’s a unique identification number for your books, whose purpose is to maintain stocks and help book searchers, who do not have proper information on the title of ...
    How are Books Printed?

    How are Books Printed?

    If you’ve decided to self-publish your book, you must know all the aspects of self-publishing. By all aspects, I mean from ideation to marketing and promoting your books. And knowing how your books are printed is an important thing you need to know as an author. It’s not like you send out your manuscript to ...
    What You Need to Know about Copyrights Registration

    What You Need to Know about Copyrights Registration

    As an author, today’s technological advancements may both intrigue you and scare you. Intrigue because publishing your book in the market and taking your content to your target audience is way easier than it used to be and scary because of the diverse ways content is consumed and (ab)used! Being writers, we all want to ...